On the Carol Burnett show, Harvey Korman and Tim Conway put on a hilarious sketch about two heartbroken truckers. Harvey played Pete, Tim played Hank, and Vicki Lawrence was Sally, the waitress.
Pete and Hank walk into the diner, and they greet Sally with as much suave as they can muster. Both of them were competing for Sally’s affection.
They sat down, and Pete talked about his divorce while Hank was still in the process of getting divorced. Pete was acting all high and mighty, then suddenly started to cry.
Hank was shocked and embarrassed by the sight of his friend sobbing. While he was still tearing up, Pete said he was so lonely. In Hank’s eyes, Pete was acting like a little girl.
Then a song started to play on the jukebox, and Hank recognized it as the special song between him and his wife. At that moment, Hank began to reveal his own despair.
The two supposedly tough truckers were crying at their table. Whenever Sally came over to them, they pretended not to be distraught. They put on their masks of macho.
When the food arrived, they couldn’t even eat. The truckers were too sad and had no appetite. Even Sally noticed they hadn’t touched their food. Pete and Hank left the diner, pretending that they weren’t heartbroken.